The body in contemporary art The body in contemporary art A whirlwind tour of art since 1990. O’Reilly’s wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary practices and her particular predilection for feminist and performance art make her an ideal guide … engaging writing and insightful observations … will keep any reader on their toes and will surely be eagerly – The Art Book gobbled up by those new to the subject’– The Art Book ‘O’Reilly’s plain language and the simple structure of the book make it – The Art Newspaper authoritative’– The Art Newspaper In recent decades, the body has moved from being the subject of traditional portraiture to become an active presence in live and participatory events. Art historical, socio-political and cultural developments, from radical feminism in the 1970s to contemporary scientific breakthroughs, have all had a profound influence on artists’ attitudes to, and representations of, the human form. The Body in Contemporary Art presents an international survey of art made since the early 1990s that has the body as its focus. It examines such areas as nature and technology, the grotesque, identity politics and the place of the individual in society. From painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, The Body in Contemporary Art reveals the myriad ways in which the body has inspired a generation of artists. Featuring the work of both renowned and up-and-coming figures, including Francis Al Thames & Hudson
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The body in contemporary art

The body in contemporary art
  • Автор: Sally O`Reilly
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  • Издательство: Thames & Hudson
  • Серия: World of art s.
  • Год выпуска: 2009
  • Кол. страниц: 224
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A whirlwind tour of art since 1990. O’Reilly’s wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary practices and her particular predilection for feminist and performance art make her an ideal guide … engaging writing and insightful observations … will keep any reader on their toes and will surely be eagerly – The Art Book
gobbled up by those new to the subject’– The Art Book
‘O’Reilly’s plain language and the simple structure of the book make it – The Art Newspaper
authoritative’– The Art Newspaper
In recent decades, the body has moved from being the subject of traditional portraiture to become an active presence in live and participatory events. Art historical, socio-political and cultural developments, from radical feminism in the 1970s to contemporary scientific breakthroughs, have all had a profound influence on artists’ attitudes to, and representations of, the human form.


The Body in Contemporary Art presents an international survey of art made since the early 1990s that has the body as its focus. It examines such areas as nature and technology, the grotesque, identity politics and the place of the individual in society.

From painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, The Body in Contemporary Art reveals the myriad ways in which the body has inspired a generation of artists. Featuring the work of both renowned and up-and-coming figures, including Francis Al

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Featuring work across a range of media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art and performance, this book examines the different roles played by the body in art, from being the subject of portraiture to becoming an active presence in live and participatory events.
Штрихкод:   9780500204009
Аудитория:   Общая аудитория
Масса:   470 г
Размеры:   212x 160x 14 мм
Тип иллюстраций:   Черно-белые, Цветные
Язык:   Английский
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